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BU JI BU LI

By Kek-Huat LAU, Jing-Lian CHEN

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Historical - Completed 2016

The story begins with a portrait hanging in a family home in Malaysia. The subject remained a family taboo until the director discovered it was his grandfather, his identity hidden because he was a member of the Malaysian Communist Party. The director sets out on a journey to discover the secret his

Festivals
& Awards

Busan - BIFF/APM 2016
Wide Angle
SIFF 2016
Audience Award
TAIPEI IFF 2016
Kaohsiung Film Festival 2016
Selected
27th Singapore International Film Festival 2016 2016
Audience Choice Award
Berlinale Talent 2017
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Historical, Family, Documentary
    • Countries
    • TAIWAN, MALAYSIA
    • Languages
    • CHINESE, MALAYSIAN
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 84 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Kek-Huat LAU, Jing-Lian CHEN
    • Producer(s)
    • Stefano CENTINI (HUMMINGBIRD PRODUCTIONS)
    • Synopsis
    • This story begins with a man’s portrait hanging in my family home in Malaysia. The identity of this man has always been a taboo, until one day I discovered it was my grandfather, whose identity was hidden from me because he was a member of the Malaysian Communist Party. This is a journey to discover the secret history of my country through the eyes of my grandfather.